blocking blocking  /b ˈlɑ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Usage(s):

  1. But blocking YouTube makes the very opposite statement.
  2. A lot of environmentalists work in bold strokes, saving a species or blocking a dam, but Christina Kim operates in a more subtle way.
  3. In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, the junta is blocking the flow of aid.

News

  1. Google settles suit, clears way for stock split

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has resolved a shareholder lawsuit blocking a long-delayed stock split, clearing the way for the Internet search leader to issue a new class of non-voting shares later this year.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Google Settles Suit, Clearing Way for Stock Split

    Google has resolved a shareholder lawsuit blocking a long-delayed stock split, clearing the way for the Internet search leader to issue a new class of non-voting shares later this year.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Union workers, riot police face off in Turkish capital

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Riot police backed by water cannon warned around 1,000 trade union workers to stop blocking a major avenue in the centre of the capital Ankara on Monday or face intervention, a Reuters witness said. The workers were trying to march towards the central Kizilay district, waving flags and chanting slogans, as part of a national strike called by several labor groups in support of ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The United States Senate knocked down a filibuster aimed at blocking a final vote on healthcare reform and scored a big victory for the American people," Obama said.
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters Canada

  2. Here's Webber's side of the story: "I was looking for the best tow to get the job done and pass him and he was playing quite hard as well down the inside, blocking all of a sudden very aggressively. In the end the thing that surprised me was how...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Mark Webber Source: ASEAN Automotive News

  3. "Surpassing a record definitely becomes a little nerve wracking," Brodeur said. "I don't get nervous, but today I was a little nervous. It was a like a good playoff game, everybody was trying to get the puck out and blocking shots and...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Martin Brodeur Source: USA Today

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